Thursday, January 26, 2023

PHOTO ... Buddy Randell & The Knickerbockers.

Rare publicity photo of the band Buddy Randell & The Knickerbockers who is featured in the doo wop music guides.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023


This revival group led by Phyllis Allyn is present in the doo wop guides with...


-My Summer Love / Cathy's Clown. Blue Velvet records-1991.

For more information, click on the photo...

Not to be confused with the group of the same name from the 60's...


45 rpm ACETATE ... The Sevenettes

I confess that I don't know if the girl group that sings on this acetate is a white group (it seems so to me), but I'm sharing it because I think it's a little-known recording that fans of girl groups would like.

Listen to it...

Monday, January 23, 2023

THE D. C. MAGNATONES ... A private recording

Vocal group with band from Washington D.C. formed at Anacostia high school by Joe Saitta (1st tenor), Butch Boswell (Bass), Hunter Phillis (Lead) and Billy Vabolis (2nd Tenor).

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Collage friends who liked the sound of early 60's vocal groups, they spent much time singing on street corners but failed to get any release as a doo wop group.

At the beginning of 1966 they released a 45 rpm paid for by them with two of their northern soul songs "No Room For Two / Does She Love Me".


Sunday, January 22, 2023

SHEET MUSIC ...The Skyliners

Rare sheet music of the song "The Loser" recorded by The Skyliners on Jubilee records with a great picture of the group.

Check out my old post about this group here;

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

DOO WOP DRAWING ... The Mystics

Nice drawing made with colored pencils from a photo of the group The Mystics, I think it is a very good job.

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The original...

Thursday, January 19, 2023

ARTICLE ... The Impalas

Article appeared in the 50's in which it is detailed how the group The Impalas was formed.

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This article has a rare photo of the group...

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

RARE DOO WOP PHOTO ... The Tender Tones

You are seeing (perhaps for the first time) one photo of the group The Tender Tones.

I have looked at some web pages and videos on YouTube and this photo does not appear so I suppose it is a rarity.

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The Tender Tones was made up of three Latinos (of Puerto Rican origin), Alex Fermaint (Lead), Frank Ortiz and Charlie Mercado with an African-American Jon Jackson. They recorded in 1959 for the Ducky records the songs with a kid sound "Just For A Little While / I Love You So".

Listen to them...

WHITE DOO WOP ACETATE ...Eddie & The Embers

45 rpm acetate from Harved records owned by Ed Engel with the white group Eddie & The Embers with their unreleased song "Wonderful Love " recorded on 9/28/62.


Monday, January 16, 2023

GEORGIE DEE & THE "LADDS"...Kon-Ti-Ki records

From The Jeff Kreiter doo wop guide book...

Rare record from Miami in the Kon-Ti-Ki label owened by Thor Heyerdahl.

Georgie Dee and The "Ladds". 

-I Can't Go on Like This / More. Kon-Ti-Ki records-1964.


Sunday, January 15, 2023

MISS FRANKIE NOLAN ... ABC & Madison records

Miss Frankie Nolan.

-I Still Care / (Wish It Were) Summer All Year 'Round. ABC reords 1961. with The Four Seasons as backup group.

-A Week From Sunday / Say No More. Madison records-1961.


Thursday, January 12, 2023

THE DEL-AIRES ... Coral records

The Del-Aires were a groovy early 60's surf garage rock group from New Jersey. The band members were: lead singer/guitarist Ronnie Linares, bassist Gary Robert Jones, guitarist/saxophonist/keyboardist Bobby Osborne, and drummer John Becker. Linares started a band called the Treble Tones in 1957 in Paterson, New Jersey. The Del-Aires appear as themselves and perform six songs in the wonderfully wretched low-budget camp cult favorite "The Horror of Party Beach." Following their appearance in this film the Del-Aires recorded a few more singles on the Coral Records label before splitting up in early 1964.

They are present in the doo wop music guides with...

-Elaine / Just A Wigglin In Wobblin. Coral records-1963.

-Arlene / I'm your Baby. Coral records-1964.

As Ronnie & The Del-Aires.

-My Funny Valentine / Drag. Coral records-1964.

To Listen or Download "Arlene" please visit;

Or go to YouTube...


BQE, originated in the early 1980's as a NYC quintet with 3 members from Brooklyn, and two from Queens. The named initials BQE actually stood for The Brooklyn Queens Express and not the notorious Expressway, as most believed. Angelo Termini (tenor), Jason Lemaro (tenor), Luther Rucker (baritone) and Jerry Pilgrim (tenor) all shared lead status, with Les Levine on bass.

This group is present in the doo wop music guides with...

-Tonight Tonight / Zing Went The Ringings Of My Heart. Starlight records-1988.

-The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Stand By Me. Starlight records-1988.

-I Love You / Tonight Could Be The Night. Starlight reords-1988.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

GUY JOEY...Coed records

Danny Zip (Zipfel), of the Bay Bops, also released (with vocal group back-up) "Philly Stomp" / "Anna" on Coed Records in 1961 as by Guy Joey.

Another release by Danny, with Barney Zarzana helping him out, was "Old Dan Tucker" / "The Other Side" as by Dino (Danny paying homage to his idol Dean Martin) on Regalia Records circa early '60s.

Danny with his group the Bay Bops here;

The other recording of him here:

Listen to it...

Monday, January 9, 2023


45 rpm by Joey Sharpe on Soland records that is not present in the doo wop guides, but I think it is a good candidate to appear in them because it has a very good white doo wop sound.

Surely another unknown vinyl for many white doo wop collectors.

Listen to it....

PHOTO ... The Sultans

Rare publicity photo of the band The Sultans who are featured in the doo wop recording guide written by Jeff Kreiter.

Read more about them here;

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Mistake Doo-Wop ... THE DYNAMICS ... Em Jay records

This 45 rpm by Dinamics on Em Jay records with the songs "This Love Of Ours / That's Bad" is present in all doo wop music guides, but as you can hear they don't have a doo wop sound so under this group name hides a vocal duo by Walter Alexander and Lafayette Vaughn. Another error in the doo wop recording guides.

Listen to them...

Saturday, January 7, 2023

THE FAVORITES ... London records


-I Love You, Baby / Stay Little Girl. London records-1958 (Montreal, Canada).

Featuring Bill Rotari...

Born in his beloved Montreal, Bill found two other passions that encompassed his life - sports and music. He loved all sports but baseball was his game from him. He played professionally in the Braves organization, enjoyed coaching his son de él and if the Expos were playing, he was there front and center. He loved baseball, but hockey was a close second with his obsession with the Boston Bruins. Canadian fans have all won and lost many bets with him over the years. His second passion of him was Music. He was a self-taught musician, who played, wrote and sang music from a child in the choir, to early adulthood with his quartet "The Favorites" to his last song “On a Christmas Night” which he recorded in 2020.

His career in the music industry spanned across Capitol, CBS and Sony Music. He was instrumental in organizing John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-In recording of "Give Peace a Chance" and in the signing of the incredible Celine Dion at Sony Music. Although retired for over 20 years, he continued to search for talent and work on numerous projects right up until his passing of him on March 25th, 2022.

His song "I Love You, Baby" is available on YouTube and it has a poor doo wop sound, I haven't been able to listen to the other side so I don't know if it has more doo wop sound than the aforementioned song.


Thursday, January 5, 2023

Introducing... The Debuts

Vocal group trio from California formed by Gary Lewis (Leader), Ken Thacker (Bass) and Bob Bostian (1st Tenor) with two guitarists one of them, Bryan Dietz was with Dick Dale & The Del-Tones and participated in several Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello movies.

They recorded in 1962 several songs and with them they presented themselves to Dot records in Hollywood although the record label did not contract them and the trio finally broke up.

Of the many songs they recorded two are available on YouTube...

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

THE KEEN TEENS ... Is it doo wop or is it not doo wop

This instrumental / vocal band known as the Keen Teens appears previously on some websites dedicated to doo wop groups, but once listened to, they were a band with chorus and that's not all 50's boy and girl groups they sang in a doo wop style even if they were quartets or quintets and in their photos they appear in a pose of a doo wop group, don't be fooled.

Band members first row; L to R; Max Harrington, Morris Alexander and Kirby Williams.

Back row L to R; Duian Bishop, Buddy Maynard and Mickey Jolly.

Listen to the Keen Teens and decide if they can be classified as a doo wop group, for me they are not.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023


I have not been able to find any reference to this 45 rpm that on one side bears the song "Now And Forever" by Joe Cosentino and the Nevermores, surely it is a very rare 45 rpm unknown by many collectors.

As you can hear, it is a recording by a white group that can be classified as garage doo wop, teen doo wop or even white doo wop, you decide.


Rare 45 rpm acetate by the white group, The Velvetones featuring the unreleased songs "Tell Me" / "Pretty Girl".

You can see and listen to them here;

Monday, January 2, 2023

PHOTO ... The Belmonts

Rare photo of the mythical white doo wop group, The Belmonts on Sabina records, a rare photo to see in this large format and in such good condition.

Click on it to enlarge it.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

THE KINGS III ... World Wide records

In some websites I have seen that they describe this recording as doo wop or on youtube as doo wop garage, but once I have listened to this vinyl I think that the most logical thing to do is to classify it as a recording of a popish white vocal group.

  A recording from 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia with a rare picture sleeve.

Listen to them.....

Thursday, December 22, 2022

WHITE DOO WOP ... 45 rpm ... ACETATE

45 rpm acetate from 1961 with no name of the group printed , nowadays it is known that they are The Rondels with the unreleased songs "Be Mine / Oh Baby" and that in 1981 Clifton records published these songs on vinyl. 

Listen to them...

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Rare 78 rpm doo wop acetate


I confess that I don't know if The Gleams is a white group, but I think that this 78 rpm is rare, with a good song that all fans of doo wop music would like to hear. 

Listen to her...

Monday, December 19, 2022

45 rpm ACETATE ... Richie & The Uptones

Richie & The Uptones was surely one of those groups (in this case white) that managed to record their songs on a 45 rpm acetate, but the thing stayed there, because their songs were not published on any record label (probably because in September 1964 the record companies were no longer for the job of publishing doo wop).


Sunday, December 18, 2022

CARD ...Nino & The Ebbtides

Rare card of the white group Nino & The Ebbtides in very good condition and large size hard to find nowadays. 

Click on it to enlarge it.

Friday, December 16, 2022

UNRECORDED GROUP ... The Bel-Aires aka The Marvalons

The Bel-Aires aka The Marvalons from 1961 to 1964. Tri-State! New York, Connecticut and New jersey!.

Formed originally by Jerry DiFlorio (Lead), Phil Digrovanni (Bass), Al Beres (1st Tenor), Denny Scallon (Falsetto), Mike Braga (2nd Tenor) and Earl Putterbaugh (Guitar). 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

COLORED PHOTO ... Anthony & The Sophmores

Colorized photo of Anthony & The Sophmores, I think that in this original format it is rare to see, also in their name they are missing one "o" because in Mercury records they recorded as Sophomores (only in Jamie records have a recording as Sophmores).

Click on it to see it in a large size.